The Odds Are Not in Favor of Working Mothers

New moms don't get much support from our laws. Tara worked full-time and was already caring for a toddler when she had her second child. Like many American mothers, Tara was not granted maternity leave. Instead, she cobbled together vacation days to give herself a mere 20 days with her new baby following the birth. With money tight, “my family can’t afford the loss of [...]

Meet the Out-of-Work

Even in the midst of a prolonged economic expansion with a low national unemployment rate, jobs are not always available and not everyone who wants work can find it. Both job availability and demographics vary markedly around the country, yielding diverse local populations wanting and/or needing work. This analysis aims to deepen understanding of out-of-work Americans, and support local officials in their efforts to help [...]

Reverse Mentoring at Pershing Results in 96% Millennial Retention

Today we caught up with Millennial mentors Kayla Flaten, a Vice President of Pershing a BNY Mellon Company and David Lake, Senior Associate. They shared how Millennials are mentoring the top leaders and what it was like for both of them to personally mentoring Mark Tibergien, CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions who joined us with his experience as a mentee. Disclaimer: We kinda fell in [...]

Closing the Skills Gap: MSSC and Amatrol Launch ’Skill Boss,’ a Major Innovation in Workforce

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a Washington, D.C-based industry- non-profit, and technical training company Amatrol launched the MSSC CPT + Skill Boss training machine for Certified Production Technicians (CPT) at the 53rd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference hosted by SkillsUSA. "Manufacturing executives have argued for decades, and still argue, that they need more workers with deeper technical and creative problem-solving skills to be competitive in [...]

2016 Mastering the Blueprint Report: State Progress on Workforce Data Quality

    For the third year in a row, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) surveyed states about their progress on our 13-point Blueprint for strong data systems. The full report includes results from all 50 states and DC, analysis of overall state progress, and examples of how states are implementing Blueprint elements. Also available, one-pager summaries for each state on its survey responses. Download the [...]

DOL Webinar: TAACCCK Student Recruitment Strategies for Success

Virtual Monday, July 10, 2017 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="right" title="Server TimeZone: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 02:00 PM ~ Mon, Jul 10, 2017 03:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)" Are you an institution challenged with recruiting targeted populations for your program? Are you thinking of starting a marketing campaign but don’t know where to start? This Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career [...]

Companies Report Highest Talent Shortage Since 2007

Employers Look to Develop Their Own Workforces to Fill In-Demand Roles Forty percent of employers globally report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent. The Number of Employers Training and Developing Existing Employees to Fill Open Positions has Doubled from 1 in 5 to Over Half. More employers than ever are filling talent gaps by training and developing their own people [...]

Inside The Coffee Shop Providing Jobs To 40 People With Disabilities

“When you walk in you know that you’re loved for who you are and how you are.” A coffee shop in North Carolina is helping its employees with disabilities ― all 40 of them ― show the world what they can do. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee opened in January 2016. Its 40 employees have a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, autism [...]

‘Modern-Day Slavery’: Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor’s Mansions and Capitol Buildings

Another old tradition that belongs in the dustbin of history. When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor’s office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed something odd. A black man in a dark-blue jumpsuit was printing papers while a correctional guard—with a badge and gun—stood watching over him. The pair stood out against the white, middle-aged legislators populating [...]